Dutch conductor: I never swear; I can’t stay faithfulOrchestras
The Dutch conductor Ed Spaniaard, 72, runs through his personal ten commandments in a weekend interview:
I don’t keep a Sabbath, I don’t keep Sunday rest, I don’t manage to really relax. Yes, I do a bit of yoga, flamenco dancing and pilates. Oh, and – you get a scoop – I got a black bag with green, yellow and blue elastic bands, attributes with which I will follow an online fitness program. But I will tell you honestly: corona has not done me any good. I could have used the time I had left over as a conductor to improve my piano playing, but I’ve become a little bit depressed, a little bit depressed. I have a certain aptitude for that anyway – crazy word, by the way, to use in that context – although my environment is never much bothered by it.
I don’t remember anyone ever saying to me, what a grumpy, grumpy person you are. Neither am I. But I live alone, I live alone and I’ve walked around here often enough in the past few months, searching, doubting…
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